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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (甲鉄城のカバネリ Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri) is an original TV anime series, produced by Wit Studio for Fuji TV's Noitamina block. The series aired each Friday after midnight at 24:55 o'clock.


Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is set during the Industrial Revolution of the Samurai age. Originally twenty years ago, a mysterious virus infected the inhabitants of Hinomoto Island turning them into the Kabane, aggressive reanimated creatures with near impenetrable metal heart cages. Humanity now resides in fortified Stations to protect themselves from the Kabane, safeguarded by the Bushi whose weaponry is mostly ineffective against them. Survivors utilise Hayajiro, steam powered locomotives maintained by Steam Smith's in order to travel between stations.

The story centres on Ikoma, a young steam smith who lost his sister five years ago and vows to avenge her memory. He develops a specialised weapon named the 'piercing gun' designed specifically to pierce through the Kabane's heart Cage. One day when Aragane Station becomes overrun by the Kabane, Ikoma uses the opportunity to test the weapon out which proves successful but is bitten in the process, Ikoma manages to prevent the virus from reaching his brain, transforming himself into a Kabaneri, a human/Kabane hybrid.

Ikoma alongside his friends Takumi and Kajika board the Koutetsujou governed by Princess Ayame alongside her bodyguard Kurusu where they meet a girl named Mumei who reveals herself to be a Kabaneri and begin their journey towards Kongoukaku.


  • Animation Studio: Wit Studio
  • Director: Tetsurou Araki
  • Series Composition: Ichirou Ookouchi
  • Original Character Design: Haruhiko Mikimoto
  • Animation Character Design: Yasuyuki Ebara
  • Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka
  • Concept Art: You Moriyama
  • Design Works: Ippei Gyoubu
  • Prop Design: Shinobu Tsuneki
  • Design: You Moriyama
  • Chief Animation Direction: Kyouji Asano, Yasuyuki Ebara, Hirotaka Marufuji
  • Main Animator: Tezuka Kyouhei
  • Action Animation Direction: Tatsurou Kawano, Yuuko Sera
  • Music: Hiroyuki Sawano
  • Sound Direction: Masafumi Mima
  • Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
  • Editing: Aya Hida
  • Art Direction: Shun`ichirou Yoshihara
  • Art Design: Kaoru Aoki, Yoshihiro Sono, Yuuho Taniuchi
  • Colour Design: Satoshi Hashimoto
  • Photographic Direction: Kazuhiro Yamada
  • CG Direction: Shuuhei Yabuta




# Title Air Date
01 Frighten Corpse (脅える屍, Obieru Shikabane) April 8, 2016
02 Never-Ending Darkness (明けぬ夜, Akenu Yoru) April 22, 2016
03 Prayer Offer (捧げる祈り, Sasageru Inori) April 29, 2016
04 Flowing Blood (流る血潮, Nagaru Chishio) May 6, 2016
05 Inescapable Darkness (逃げられぬ闇, Nigerarenu Yami) May 13, 2016
06 Gathering Light (集う光, Tsudou Hikari) May 20, 2016
07 Begging the Heavens (天に願う, Ten ni Negau) May 27, 2016
08 The Silent Hunter (黙す狩人, Mokusu Karibito) June 3, 2016
09 Fang of Ruin (滅びの牙, Horobi no Kiba) June 10, 2016
10 The Attacking Weak (攻め上ぐ弱者, Semeagu Jakusha) June 17, 2016
11 Burning Life (燃える命, Moeru Inochi June 24, 2016
12 Iron Fortress (甲鉄城, Kōtetsujō) July 1, 2016


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